Faculty and Staff Postings

MDS Instructor 1 Position

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track instructor-1 position, in the Department of Statistics. The position has a primary focus on contributing to the delivery and further development of the Master of Data Science (MDS) program, while also involving contributions to other departmental programs. The MDS program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Statistics and the Faculty of Science.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach within both the MDS program and other departmental programs. He/she will also actively participate in department activities, service, events and initiatives. Applicants should hold a PhD in Statistics or a related area and have a strong background in Data Science.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The anticipated starting date is January 1, 2018, or possibly earlier. Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of vision for data science education, and a statement of teaching and training philosophy, to Smith@science.ubc.ca by April 19, 2017. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address by this date.

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Research Associate in Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry

A position is available for highly motivated and skilled Research Associate (RA, post-Ph.D.) to take a leading role in a project on the chemo-enzymatic synthesis of carbohydrate derivatives for therapeutic and diagnostic applications. The position will be held within the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), under the supervision of Prof. Harry Brumer.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or a closely related discipline, and at least 6 years of experimental post-doctoral research experience. Correspondingly, excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills in organic synthesis are required. Candidates with demonstrable experience in pharmaceutical development will be strongly favored. Experience with carbohydrates and carbohydrate-active enzymes is highly advantageous. The project will comprise a close collaboration with student trainees and specialists in biochemistry and microbiology. As such, excellent oral and written English communication skills, the proven ability to work as part of a team, and project leadership capabilities are essential.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications (n.b.: do not include reprints), and contact information for three professional references by email to hr@msl.ubc.ca. Please include “Carbohydrate Chemistry RA search” in the e-mail subject line; incorrectly addressed applications will not be considered. The closing date for applications is 20 April 2017. The position is available immediately. The appointment will initially be for one year with a minimum salary commensurate with the rank of Research Associate (see http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/recruitment/titles-ranks-descript...), plus benefits.

Staff Postings

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